As an appetizer, bowls of buttery, cheesy popcorn were offered to our table. I love popcorn and it was much better than having baskets of bread and butter. Popcorn is such an addictive snack. These were kicked up with a little spice. The sad part was that there wasn’t enough!
For my starter, I had the Tuna Tartare. It was a lovely mixture of yellow fin tuna, curried avocado, ginger puffed rice, pickled cucumber, and blue corn tortillas. So yummy! Creamy, tangy, with a light spice. I loved the various textures in each bite.
For my main, I had the Tandoori Fried Chicken offered as a half meal. It was a great dish of buttermilk fried chicken, salsa verde dipping sauce, and a bowl of spiced cauliflower Mornay. Again, the different textures, flavours, and food combinations went so well together.
It was a Darjeeling infused ice-cream, with cardamom, and cinnamon. It came beautifully presented in a teacup. The ice-cream contained pieces of pistachio, a compote of mixed berries on the side, and topped with a wafer and a sprig of mint. The different levels of flavours and textures hit bang on again. I could detect some tea flavour, but it wasn’t overpowering. Perhaps an Assam would have made a bolder statement? It was a good dessert. Nothing spectacular, but it is ice-cream. There is only so much you can do with ice-cream, hence, the reason why I never go for it at restaurants.
|Masala Chai Ice-cream.|
I enjoyed eating at Daiko, and am already thinking about my return to try some of the other dishes on the menu. The presentation was fantastic, and the combinations of the various foods was interesting and delicious. Finally, the staff was wonderful. Attentive, courteous, and always smiling. A great dining experience!